Hawaii floods cause power outages and blocked roads

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Hawaii suffered severe floods after heavy rain blocked roads and caused landslides on Tuesday (March 9).

Footage shows the situation along the Kaupakalua Road traveling to Hana in Maui where water overflowed from adjacent streams. There were also power outages across the region.

The National Weather service issued evacuation orders to residents living downstream of Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku, Hawaii after seeing rainfall at one to two inches per hour yesterday

Officials said that the stream levels were rising following the deluge. Flash flood warnings were issued in Pukalani, Makawao, Haiku and Pauwela area.

More than 26,000 people and 10,000 households are estimated to be within the flood warning areas.